Stolen from Hot Air.
This has gotten little attention due to the murders in Arizona and the fixation of the Lame Stream Media with blaming the right for someone that was actually more aligned with their own ideology.
The commission published a 398 page report on the Gulf oil spill.
There was a lot of finger pointing at BP, which inevitably turned on the rest of the oil industry which has has a rather exemplary safety record in comparison to the amount of drilling that actually takes place.
Investors Business Daily has the story:
A commission appointed to investigate BP’s well disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and recommend ways to drill safely has labored mightily and produced the functional equivalent of a tar ball.
The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling cites the “incredible incompetence” of British Petroleum and its upper management in at least nine specific decisions. Then it unjustifiably extrapolates BP’s errors to the entire oil industry, whose safety record is ignored.
It mattered not that between 1969 and 2009 oil companies drilled more than 50,000 offshore wells without a serious mishap. Brazil, Britain, Norway and others drill safely offshore. No major spills were recorded when hurricanes Katrina and Rita roared through some 3,050 offshore oil and gas platforms operating in the Gulf.
Besides blaming an entire industry with an impeccable safety record for BP’s failure, the commission also ignores the failure of federal oversight or advance preparation for such a spill and recommends the creation of another entirely new federal agency to oversee all offshore oil and gas drilling.
As usual, the oil industry takes an undeserved hit. Anything to further the irrational green ideology of the left.
I consider this just another form of eco-terrorism from them.